Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: A Matter of Cognizance

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: A Matter of Cognizance: I received a message from a friend after the last blog post about writers block. They asked if I was O.K. ? I think they thought ...

A Matter of Cognizance



I received a message from a friend after the last blog post about writers block.
They asked if I was O.K. ?
I think they thought I was emotionally hijacked or something !!

Per-cep-tion
The state, process or ability to see, hear,
 or become aware of something through the senses.



I try when 'wordsmithing', to leave you with an opportunity to interpret
each sentence, paragraph or phrase for your own personal meaning.

For example the arrow through the heart goes back to Cupid .
It symbolizes the arrow finding love in ones heart.
But, the arrow also symbolizes that love can hurt as well.



A waitress at 'burger night' a couple weeks ago
 was getting off shift and saw me writing.

She asked, "Are you a writer ?"

I replied, " More like a 'wordsmith'....LOL"
She then asked if she could read something I had written.
I let her read what I was working on.

Her head started nodding, then shaking her head she looked up and burst into tears.
She said, "Oh my God this is my life."

You see, it's a matter of cognizance

There is a story of a old woman saying goodbye to her mother for the last time .

She said, 'I wish you enough', 
and the young woman burst into tears and hugged her mom.
She said through her tears, "You've given me more than enough mom."



To her the message was clear.....

I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.

I wish you enough pain to make small loves seem bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate what you possess.

I wish you enough "hello's" to get you through the final "goodbye"


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Monday, October 27, 2014

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: CHIP AWAY AT THE 'BLOCK'

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: CHIP AWAY AT THE 'BLOCK': I wish neither to possess, nor be possessed. I no longer covet paradise,  more important, I  no longer fear hell. The medicine ...

CHIP AWAY AT THE 'BLOCK'


I wish neither to possess, nor be possessed.
I no longer covet paradise, 
more important, I no longer fear hell.

The medicine for my suffering
I had within me from the beginning.
But I did not take it.

My ailment came from within myself,
but I did not observe it until this moment.

Now I see I will never find the light
unless, like the candle,
 I am my own fuel, consuming myself.

 The Silent Flute,
 - Bruce Lee -
 October 19, 1970

 
 
 


        People we cherish in our lives will sometimes become estranged from us.
Good friends are like stars, you may not always see them but they'll always be there.

When you perceive yourself as being hurt,
 you don't want to hear about someones best intentions,
you want them to acknowledge harm and take responsibility.

Men kick friendship / love like a football,
but it doesn't seem to crack.
Women treat it like glass and it all goes to pieces.

'Night' can fall at any time, concentration turns to fear and desperation.



 
I'm trying to make this a kinder and gentler story.
I could live without speaking up, all I'd have to lose is my vanity.
Recently I've had writers block...... I know what your thinking,..

YOU HAVE NOTHING TO SAY ???
 
 I'm not really tortured, inspired, pissed off or disgusted. 
Therefore this will be a random mish-mash of collected sentences
edited from unused  stories, and insights collected over the last couple weeks
 I've started, then lost the inspiration to complete several stories.
 These are the tattered remnants of those musings.

In writing, relationships and sales you need positive
 or negative emotion to be successful.

I've got nothin !!

September was a record month with 26 stories and lots of drama having been hacked
by someone using some pretty interesting tactics requiring me to get new bank cards,
a new operating system for both the computer and the phone.
I changed emails and my phone number.
Sorry to all that were inconvenienced.


October we had the JLFS conference. 
 Mid November is almost here and we head to Martial Arts University.

Only 20 stories in October.
 Once you see the truth for what it is,
 anger and resentment is replaced with hope, faith and forgiveness.

 Everyone has been fooled
by the 'perfume on the pig' at one time or another.
it wears 'makeup' like graphiti on the walls of the heartland.

Life is a journey, you never know what 'state' you find yourself in.
It's not real healthy to keep 'a book of conspiracies' in your hand.

Though the past is 'a days bus ride from here' 
when the day is over and the sun is settling down you look to the 
horizon you can see the silhouette, that darkness that nearly consumed you.


You are your your own fuel, you can see the light if you,
 like the candle, consume yourself.

The ailment is within and so is the cure.

-Robb Buckland-

Friday, October 24, 2014

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: The Unbridled Beast

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: The Unbridled Beast: The world of relationships and associations is a wild animal,  untamed & unbridled .  It's allure is overpowering to all of...

The Unbridled Beast


The world of relationships and associations is a wild animal,
 untamed & unbridled .
 It's allure is overpowering to all of us.

 More often than not it is 'kryptonite' to our individual creativity. 

We are attracted to it's allure like moths to flame
 but invariably the flame that burns brightest burns out fastest.


 Like Icarus we crash and from the ashes rise again to try again,
 because we are hardwired to fight against failure.

Fall Down 5 times get up 6  =  Champion

This is exemplified in relationships by the perceived need for a shoulder to lean on,
or a hand to hold while waiting for whispered words we need to feel self worth again.

We forget that it's actions that make the difference not just words.
Out of desperation you yearn to feel what you thought you never would again.
So you believe the empty words.


Associations in life, love and Martial Arts will leave you dizzy if you
 try to follow the downward spiral of 'their' devolving, revolving door hearts.

Lost opportunities cause an erosion of confidence causing the 
experience of life to be so difficult for so many.


I remember being so proud of being a Joe Lewis Black Belt
 Joe would call you out of a crowd of a hundred seminar participants
and introduce you as one of his few Black Belts.

Captains & Sailors


There are more 'Grand Masters' in North America than in all of Asia.
I read there are over 1000 Kenpo 10th Dans !!

I watched a handful more Grand Masters get promoted 
at the Joe Lewis Fighting Systems Conference.
Congratulations Gentlemen !!!

To maintain 'legitimacy' and integrity in the 'Fellowship of Valor',
adheres to a strict policy of 'time in grade' and board screenings.
After all it is a business. 
The business of maintaining the legacy of our fallen mentor.


It is my fervent desire that joy and good fellowship reign, and in this manner,
may the Joe Lewis Fighting Systems 'torch' pursue it's way through the ages,
increasing friendly understanding among Martial Artists,
for the good of  all, inspiring more enthusiasm in future generations.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: Your Dirty 'Ass'

Fearless Fitness/Martial Arts: Your Dirty 'Ass': Don't allow the Demons of your past   unpack their baggage at the door of your future This is the story of an old donkey and a...